RSVP Mailer: Embedding YouTube Video and Blog Posts

Here’s a video demo of how you can incorporate YouTube videos and lists of blog posts into your event promotion / event replay emails as well as other types of email newsletters using the RSVP Mailer component of RSVPMaker for WordPress. Key components of this solution include, a way of importing the content of entire …

Join the Beta: RSVPMaker’s Alternative to MailPoet and Mailchimp

For a long time, I’ve been looking for a better email newsletter and event invitation solution for website managers than either Mailchimp or MailPoet. By piggybacking on the Postmark service for high-volume email, I’ve finally created a solution I’m happy with, and I’d like you to help test it. Fill out the form below if …

Adding Logos, Background Colors, and Background Images to Email Templates

The RSVP Mailer email templating system for the WordPress editor now provides powerful styling options, and I’d love to see what those of you who have stronger design skills than I do can do with it. Send me a sample, and I’ll feature it here as part of a design showcase. These capabilities are being …

RSVPMaker Now Dynamically Creates a Template for Block Themes

When you activate a full-site editing block theme (or activate RSVPMaker on a site that uses one of those themes), the plugin will now create a template for the rsvpmaker post_type based on that theme’s single post template. The major tweaks are to remove the blocks that display the post date (which can be confusing …

Hosting Events In Multiple Timezones

When you create a new event, by default it’s assumed to be in whatever timezone you have set as the default for your website. However, you can change the timezone to a different one (specified by city). In the example below, the site defaults to U.S. Eastern time, but I can change that by specifying …

RSVPMaker Integration with MailPoet, the Email Newsletter Plugin and Sending Service

RSVPMaker now allows you to include upcoming event listings in email newsletters distributed using MailPoet, the plugin and email sending service recently purchased by Automattic, the company behind WordPress. You can also have people who register for your events sign up for your email list at the same time by including the Mailing Lists Checkbox …

RSVP Forms for Webinars and Other Special Cases

The default RSVP event registration form that comes with RSVPMaker was designed for in-person events, with space for registrants to provide a phone number and add the names of guests. When you are instead registering people for online events (the most common case in 2020), collecting a phone number may not be appropriate, and guest …

Countdown Timer for RSVPMaker for WordPress

RSVPMaker now offers a countdown timer block. You can embed it in an event, and it will show the countdown to the start time for that event. Or add it to a post or page (for example, a blog post highlighting how quickly the event is approaching) and specify which event you’re targeting. You can …

Video: Adding an Event or Multiple Events with RSVPMaker

This is a demo of how to do event marketing in RSVPMaker for WordPress, showing an updated user interface for setting event dates and times. The drop-down lists for year, month, day, and time are gone, replaced with simple text entry blanks. You can type in “January 1, 2021 7 PM” or “6 March 2021 …